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---Due to concern over originality of this Bleacher Report article, I wish to let everyone know that this is in no way an article that I personally created.  Rather, it is more of a collection of varied data which has been gathered into one document.---

Overall, the Alabama Crimson Tide is the second best team to ever put
on helmets and cleats in the history of American Collegiate Div. 1-A Football.

The Second Most Successful Div. 1-A Football Team.

12 National Championships - Second Best, not counting Ivy League teams

31 Bowl Wins- Best in the nation.
56 Bowl Games - Best in the nation.  

29 Ten Win Seasons - second in nation.
13 Eleven Win Seasons - fifth in nation.

21 SEC Championship Titles - More than any team in the SEC.
4 Southern Conference Championships
25 Total Conference Championships

47 Top 25 Finishes

35 Top 10 Finishes

90 Winning Seasons

9 Undefeated Seasons

799 Total Wins.  
7th All-Time In The Nation in outright wins. 0.709
6th All-Time in winning percentage at 0.70855

(This total does not include 10 wins nullified by the NCAA)

Alabama has 22 double-digit winning streaks. Best in the nation.

From 1963-'82, Alabama posted an NCAA record 57-game home winning streak.  Miami has since beaten this record, with 58 straight home wins, but three of their wins came in bowl games at their home stadium, all of 'Bama's wins were during the regular season.


All Time Record at Bryant-Denny Stadium
214-46-3

All-Time Record at Legion Field
160-52-12

All-Time Record at Rickwood Field
23-12-5

All Time Record at Denny Field
43-3

All-Time Record at The Quad
42-11

Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant posted a remarkable 72-2 (.973) record in Tuscaloosa, losing only to Florida (1963) and Southern Miss (1982).

During the decade of the '60s Alabama compiled a record of 90-16-5 with eight of those
losses coming in the final two years of the 1960s.

During the decade of the 1970s, 'Bama compiled a 103-16-1 record. Five of
these losses coming in the year 1970, alone.

Overall, from the year 1960 through the year 1979 the Crimson Tide managed a staggering 193-32-5 (0.850) record. During this same time span, the Crimson Tide was 59-1 (0.983) at home.

SEC Titles - 21

1933–'34–'37–'45–'53–'61-'64–'65–'66–'71–'72–'73–
'74–'75–'77–'78–'79–'81–'89–'92–'99

Southern Conference Championships - 4

1924, '25, '26 & '30.

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"Alabama vs. SEC Opponents" All-Time

Winning % - 0.673    
Games Played - 626     
Won - 408
Lost -191    
Tied - 27

Zero(0)teams in the SEC have an overall winning record vs. Alabama.


All Time Record vs. Conference Opponents:

Alabama - 10 Wins     Arkansas -       8 Wins     Ties - 0
Alabama - 38 Wins     Auburn   -      33 Wins     Ties - 1
Alabama - 45 Wins     Tennessee -     38 Wins     Ties - 8
Alabama - 10 Wins     S. Caro.  -      3 Wins     Ties - 0
Alabama - 21 Wins     Florida    -    13 Wins     Ties - 0
Alabama - 35 Wins     Georgia    -    25 Wins     Ties - 4
Alabama - 43 Wins     LSU        -    23 Wins     Ties - 5
Alabama - 33 Wins     Kentucky-        2 Wins     Ties - 1
Alabama - 44 Wins     Mississippi-     9 Wins     Ties - 2
Alabama - 58 Wins     Vanderbilt -    19 Wins     Ties - 4
Alabama - 71 Wins     Ms. State-      18 Wins     Ties - 3
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Best Defense To Ever Exist:

The Alabama Crimson Tide's 1961 defense allowed a mere 25 points all season, compiling six shutouts, five of them coming consecutively. No defense, in collegiate 1-A football, has fared better on paper than the 1961 Crimson Tide defense led by Leroy Jordan. 

While the defense held opponents to a combined total of 25 points, the Tide's offense scored 297 points throughout the season.


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18 Major Bowl Victories & 1 Tie

'26 Rose - Won
'27 Rose - Tie
'31 Rose - Won
'35 Rose - Won
'42 Cotton - Won
'43 Orange - Won
'46 Rose - Won
'53 Orange - Won
'62 Sugar - Won
'63 Orange - Won
'64 Sugar - Won
'66 Orange - Won
'67 Sugar - Won
'75 Sugar - Won
'78 Sugar - Won
'79 Sugar - Won
'80 Sugar - Won
'81 Cotton - Won
'93 Sugar - Won


Record vs. Southeastern Conference and All Other Div.1-A Conferences.
Alabama holds a winning record against all current 1-A Conferences except the Big 12.
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Southeastern Conference    
406 Wins    
190 Losses    
 27 Ties    

Pacific-10 Conference    
13 Wins    
 5 Losses    
 1 Tie    

Big Ten Conference    
13 Wins    
 9 Losses    
 0 Ties

Atlantic Coast Conference    
76 Wins    
34 Losses    
 4 Ties

Big East Conference    
11 Wins    
 2 Losses    
 0 Ties

Conference USA    
83 Wins    
22 Losses    
 5 Ties    

Sun Belt Conference    
15 Wins    
 0 Wins    
 1 Loss

Western Athletic Conference    
6 Wins    
4 Losses    
0 Ties

Division I-A Independent    
5 Wins    
5 Losses    
0 Ties    

Mid-American Athletic Conference    
1 Win    
1 Loss    
0 Ties    

Mountain West Conference    
3 Wins    
3 Losses    
0 Ties

Big 12 Conference    
13 Wins    
16 Losses    
 2 Ties    


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Very few institutions in American sports can match the enduring excellence of the
University of Alabama football program. Across a wide swath of the last century, the
tradition-rich Crimson Tide has claimed 12 national championships, captured
25 conference titles, finished 34 times among the country’s top 10, and
played in 56 bowl games. (Updated)

The team has played in 56 bowl games, the most of any college team (31 wins, 22 losses, and 3 ties), has 17 hall-of-famers, and 94 All-Americans honored 101 times.  (Updated)

In 2007, Alabama defeated Colorado in the Independence Bowl for their 31st Bowl Win, an NCAA record. They have played in more bowl games than any other team and also won more bowl games than any other team.

The Crimson Tide has played in 16 different bowl games.

Alabama has played in one out of every 10 Cotton Bowl games.

Bama has won more Sugar Bowls than any other team with 13
appearances and eight wins. (Updated)

The Tide has played in eight Orange Bowls.

The Crimson Tide has participated in six Rose Bowls.  Out of these, they won four, lost one, and tied one.

That means that 34 of Alabama's bowl appearances have
been in the traditional Big Four.


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Alabama quarterbacks won the first three Super Bowls.

Notable former Alabama players include Joe Namath who was the MVP of Super Bowl III with the New York Jets, Ken Stabler who was the winning quarterback for the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XI, Bobby Skelton, Pat Trammell, Steve Sloan, Bart Starr who was a two-time MVP with the Green Bay Packers in the Super Bowl I and Super Bowl II, Johnny Musso, and David Bailey, to name a few.
 
The '80s brought Walter Lewis, Van Tiffin, Bobby Humphrey, Derrick Thomas and Cornelius Bennett. The NFL's 2005 Most Valuable Player, Shaun Alexander, played for the Crimson Tide from 1996-'99.

There are currently six former Crimson Tide players enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Only Notre Dame, Southern California, and Michigan have sent more of their players to Canton.

The Crimson Tide is among the elite college football programs, with 20 members enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Indiana. There are players and coaches from every single decade from the 1920's forward.

Alabama has had three Hall of Fame coaches.

Bryant Denny Stadium Capacity = 92,138


Individual Awards Earned By Alabama Players:
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Andre Smith
Outland Trophy Award Winner
2008

DeMeco Ryans - 2005
Lott Trophy -
I.M.P.A.C.T Player = Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community, and Tenacity

Chris Samuels - 1999
Outland Trophy - Interior Lineman

Jay Barker - 1994
Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award

Antonio Langham - 1993
Jim Thorpe Award - Defensive Back

Derrick Thomas - 1988
Dick Butkus Award - Linebacker

Cornelius Bennett - 1986
Lombardi Award - Linebacker or Lineman

Steve Sloan - 1965
Sammy Baugh Trophy - Quarterback



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On Nov. 16, 1968, Alabama defeats Miami, 14-6, in a nationally televised night game from the Orange Bowl Stadium. It is the first ever-prime time regular season game televised. ABC had the rights to the game.

On Oct. 3, 1969, Alabama defeats Ole Miss 33-32 on ABC television in the first ever prime-time telecast of an SEC football game.

ALABAMA’S
10-WIN FOOTBALL
SEASONS
Year Record
1920 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-1
1925 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-0
1930 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-0
1934 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-0
1945 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-0
1952 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-2
1961 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11-0
1962 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-1
1964 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-1
1966 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11-0
1971 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11-1
1972 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-2
1973 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11-1
1974 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11-1
1975 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11-1
1977 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11-1
1978 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11-1
1979 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-0
1980 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-2
1986 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-3
1989 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-2
1991 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11-1
1992 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13-0
1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-1
1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-3
1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-3
2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-3
2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-2
2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-2

DOMINATING DECADES
School         (Decade)     Overall Record
ALABAMA        (1960s)         90-16-5
ALABAMA     (1970s)     103-16-1
Oklahoma     (1970s)        102-13-3
Nebraska     (1980s)        103-20
BYU         (1980s)         102-26
Florida State     (1990s)     109-13-1
Nebraska     (1990s)     108-16-1
Florida     (1990s)     102-22-1

The USA Today All-USA College Academic Team honors the “best of the best” undergraduate academic all-stars from across the nation. The team recognizes college students who not only excel in scholarship but also extend their intellectual abilities beyond the classroom to benefit society.

With seven team members, UA students account for more than 10 percent of the 60 students nationwide named to USA Today’s First, Second and Third Teams. UA has the most team members of any school. Yale comes in second with five team members.

This year’s team brings UA’s total for the last six years to 31, a figure that tops all other colleges and universities. In addition to this year, UA had the most students on the list in 2006 with six and in 2005 and 2003, both with five.

In 2007, UA tied with Washington University-St. Louis for the most team members with four. In 2004, with four students on the team, UA came in second only to Harvard.

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